By Kailey Smith
In early June, 21 year old Dylan Roof, gunned down nine African American churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina during a bible study. The gunman uploaded pictures of himself wrapped in the Confederate flag on multiple social media sites.
Many Americans have their own opinion on this issue. While some believe it’s a problem, others believe it’s not. It just depends on the person’s perspective.
The Confederate Flag, and more specifically what it represents, has been a long, contentious issue in the United States.
Throughout US history, from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement, the Confederate flag has frequently been associated with ideas of white supremacy, racism and slavery.
Red Lion senior Emily Falenski stated, “ I feel like the Confederate flag is now a symbol of being a rebel, it’s more of an outlook for country roots.”
Nikki Haley, the current governor of South Carolina signed a bill to remove the flag from South Carolina’s capital building. The flag is seen by some as an icon of slavery and racism, while others say it symbolizes US heritage and history.
Aloha! The Island of Maui, Hawaii is the most beautiful place in the world. My family and I rode on a plane for 13 hours and arrived in Maui, Hawaii on May first. Although it was extremely long, it was definitely worth the flight.
In my opinion Maui, Hawaii is the nicest island of Hawaii. Palm trees take up every corner on the streets of Hawaii and Hibiscus flowers, the most beautiful flowers in the world are found in Hawaii are constantly blooming. Kuku flowers, pink cottage roses, and the most famous, Hawaiian flower which you will find in colors varying from orange, purple, pink and yellow.
Not only is the island a beautiful, the people make it so much more beautiful. Everywhere you would walk, there would be people with smiles on their faces, waving or just saying hello. Not only that, but the employees were especially friendly. They always make the tourists feel welcome and made sure that they were having a great time.
The sun is always shining in Hawaii and they haven’t gotten rain in 7 months, I guess that explains why the people are so friendly.
In Hawaii, there is something called getting “leid.” Getting “Leid” means that when you’re walking around in Hawaii, the Hawaiians put a fresh lei around your neck. There is a unique history to leis in Hawaii and the myth is that those beautiful flowers bring everybody automatically to a great mood.
The volcanoes, mountains, flowers, and the beautiful fresh, clear water can ensure you a great trip to Hawaii, I know I had the time of my life!
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